The Life Sciences Institute Annual Symposium will be May 14-15, 2014!
The symposium is two days of lectures and discussions with U-M all-star scientific alumni, and will feature presentations by national leaders in academic research, pharmaceutical development, government agencies and patient care. There will also be panel discussions on the future of biomedical research and drug discovery in the 21st century.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Palmer Commons at the University of Michigan, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lsi.umich.edu/events/victors-for-discovery [map]
Every Wed. Slow/moderate-paced ride, 19 miles or more along gravel country roads.
9 a.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church parking lot, Gotfredson Rd. at Ann Arbor-Plymouth Rd. Free. 248-437-5067, 663-5060, 663-8980.
Moderate-paced 40-mile ride to Chelsea or Whitmore Lake and beyond.
10 a.m. (Apr., Oct., & Nov.), 9 a.m. (May, June & Sept.), & 8 a.m. (July & Aug.) Bird Hills Park parking lot, Newport Rd. Free. 649-9762.
Dramatic Woes and Evil Foes-Script Reading and Analysis-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.more >
Dramatic Woes and Evil Foes-Script Reading and Analysis-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.< less
Class meets Mondays, April 14 - May 19.
Instructors: Sherry Root, Mort Chethik and Thorne Compton.
Have you that secret desire to perform as an actor or actress? This "alive" class will give you that opportunity. Each week, a scene from a well-known play will be acted aloud, and then analyzed as to characters. Sherry will begin by acting a scene from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" with its battering clash of personalities. Following the reading, Mort and Thorne will help us discern not only what's being said but what is not. In the weeks following, class members may volunteer to act a scene with analysis to follow. We'll have a bit of Shakespeare and then reach ahead to our most contemporary of classic dramas.
Turner Senior Resource Center, 2401 Plymouth Rd. $35. 734-998-9351. email@example.com www.olli-umich.org [map]
Speaker: Eva L. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, FANA; Professor of Neurology, U-M Medical School
Stem cells can be life-saving, or they can be dangerous. In the wrong hands, they can even be the basis of deadly scams. At the University of Michigan, they are being used to fight diseases, like ALS and cancer. But elsewhere, stem cell tourism is preying upon desperate patients. Dr. Feldman explains the many sides of stem cell science. In addition to her active clinical practice at U-M, she directs a team of 30 scientists who collaborate in finding new treatments for neurological diseases, including ALS, diabetic neuropathy, Alzheimer's disease, and muscular dystrophies.
Clarion Hotel, 2900 Jackson. 734-998-9351. firstname.lastname@example.org www.olli-umich.org [map]
Women & Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice: Center for the Education of Women (CEW), University of Michigan and the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).more >
Women & Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice: Center for the Education of Women (CEW), University of Michigan and the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).< less
The conference will be held May 14 - 16, 2014. This 3 day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. National researchers and practitioners will join U-M faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome. All U-M staff, faculty and students, and all Michigan Partners Project members may attend the full conference at no cost. Please contact CEW for your special registration code at email@example.com and specifiy what your affiliation is.
The Wednesday night keynote lecture by Sheryl WuDunn will be free and open to the public. WuDunn is a Pulitzer Prize winning co-author (with husband Nicholas Kristof ) of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. This conference is made possible by Rackham Graduate School and the Michigan Meetings conferences.
Rackham, 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. $150. 734-764-6005. [map]
"Stem Cells: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.more >
"Stem Cells: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly": U-M Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.< less
Talk by U-M Medical School neurology professor Eva Feldman. Last in a series of 9 monthly lectures.
10-11:30 a.m., Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Jackson Rd. $65 (members, $45) for the 9-lecture series. Memberships are $20 a year. $10 per lecture for members. 998-9351. [map]
"Visions 2014 Vendor Fair: What's New in Technology and Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired": Ann Arbor District Library.more >
"Visions 2014 Vendor Fair: What's New in Technology and Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired": Ann Arbor District Library.< less
Displays and demos, by a variety of vendors from around the state, of electronic readers, magnifiers, support services for the blind, Braille devises, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, transportation services, and more. Also, talks on related issues.
10 a.m.-3 p.m., WCC Morris Lawrence Bldg., 4800 Huron River Dr. Free. 327-4555. [map]
A storyteller reads animal-themed children's books. Also, animal crafts and a presentation of live animals.
10:30 a.m., Nicola's, 2513 Jackson, Westgate shopping center. Free. 662-0600. [map]
Power Through Networking: Ann Arbor Abundance Group
Power Through Networking invites you to free business networking every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Sports Bar Westside in Ann Arbor. You will build relationships and friendships that will grow your business. We are unique, totally positive, and will help you and your business get to the next level! Our Mission is to help people get the contacts they need to advance their business and achieve their dreams, and to create a cooperative and abundance based business world.
We welcome everyone and do not restrict the number of seats per profession or business.
The Sports Bar Westside, 5510 Jackson Road 48103. Free. 734.646.4419. firstname.lastname@example.org www.Facebook.com/PowerThroughNetworking [map]
Founded in 1917, and purchased by Ford in 1922, the Lincoln Motor Company has produced some of the most iconic vehicles the world has seen. From the 1932 Zephyr to the 1940 Continental and the 1999 Navigator, Lincoln served as the standard bearer of American luxury automobiles for decades. After a recent period of share decline, the Lincoln Motor Company is being reinvented with a new lineup of vehicles, a new communications platform, and a new definition of its brand.
Lincoln Consumer Marketing Manager, Dan Brady, will provide an overview of this reinvention and how the Company is structuring itself for success. Dan oversees the brand marketing teams responsible for Lincoln products.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. email@example.com la2m.org [map]
Every Mon., Wed., & Thurs. All seniors age 55 & over invited to play non-sanctioned (Mon.) and ACBL-sanctioned (Wed. & Thurs.) duplicate bridge. Bring a partner.
12:30-4 p.m. (Mon.) & noon-3:45 p.m. (Wed. & Thurs.), Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. $7 (members, $6) on Wed. & Thurs., $3 (members, $2) on Mon. 794-6250. [map]
All seniors invited to join CDL librarian Emily Meloche to help identify faces in the collection of photos local photographer Ralph Guenther donated to the CDL when he retired.
12:30-2 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]
See review. Every Wed.-Sun. (except Apr. 20), Apr. 3-May 24. Guy Sanville directs the world premiere of several short comedies that explore the nature of love, loss, revenge, and renewal. Includes plays by Jeff Daniels, David MacGregor, Carey Crim, and others. Note: adult language and content.
8 p.m. (Wed.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Wed. & Sat.), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Purple Rose Theatre, 137 Park St., Chelsea. Apr. 3-10 preview tickets$22 (Wed. & Thurs.), $27 (Fri. eve. & weekend matinees), $32 (Sat. eve.). After Apr. 10: Tickets $27 (Wed. & Thurs.), $37 (Fri. eves. & weekend matinees), & $42 (Sat. eves.) in advance at purplerosetheatre.org, and by phone. 433-7673. [map]
(Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013). Unable to face her failing relationship and her failing business, a restaurateur takes her grandson on a road trip. Catherine Deneuve. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
Interesting in working at UM? Looking to make efficient use of their system for learning about and applying for jobs? Join us on Wednesday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Milan Public Library. Registration requested -- call us at 439-1240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash St., Milan. Free. 734-439-1240. email@example.com www.milanlibrary.org [map]
Every Tues. Apr.-Oct. 20-mile ride, at various paces, through Milan to the area around Britton-Macon.
5:30 p.m., meet at Saline municipal parking lot, Ann Arbor Rd. south of US-12, Saline. Free. 747-1862.
May 7, 14, & 21. TBE cantor Annie Rose and St. Clare's music director John Goodell collaborate on musical programs TBA.
5:30-6:15 p.m., TBE/St. Clare's, 2309 Packard. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 665-4744. [map]
Every Wed. Moderate/fast-paced 25-mile ride and slow-paced ride, 13-18 miles, to the Dexter Dairy Queen and back. Now in its 37th year, this ride is a favorite with newcomers and casual riders.
6 p.m. (May-July) & 5:30 p.m. (Apr. & Aug.-Oct.) sharp, meet at at Paladin (formerly Sweepster) parking lot, 2800 N. Zeeb Rd. Free. 426-5116 (longer ride), 665-4552 & 761-2659 (shorter ride). [map]
Every Sun. & Tues.-Fri. All invited to compete in tournaments of this popular collectible card game using standard constructed (Fri.), modern constructed (Thurs.), Elder Dragon Highlander (Tues.), Legacy (Wed.), and booster draft (Sun.) decks. Prizes. Bring your own cards (except Sun.).
6 p.m. (Tues.-Fri.) & 1 p.m. (Sun.), Get Your Game On, 310 S. State. $5 (Tues., free; Sun., $15 includes cards). 786-3746. [map]
All invited to bring in plants to swap with other local gardeners. Also, sale of native plants.
6 p.m., Native Plant Nursery, 3052 Nordman (entrance is on Butternut, just off Nordman, south off Packard just west of Platt). Free admission. 604-4674. [map]
The Adoptive & Foster Parent Retention and Recruitment program is here to support you through the rewarding journey of fostering and adopting. AFPRR provides supportive services to families interested in becoming licensed foster and/or adoptive parents and to current foster and adoptive families. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending one of our orientations. Reservations are recommended as orientations may be cancelled if there are no participants registered. Feel free to contact us for more information on fostering and/or adopting!
Orchards Children's Services, 1995 Highland Drive, Suite F. Free. (734)474-5538. AFPRR@orchards.org [map]
Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
Live broadcast (May 10) & taped rebroadcast (May 14) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Rossini's 2-act comic opera, a version of the Cinderella story that dispenses with the magical elements of the traditional fairy tale. "The lighthearted situations are frivolous, the dialogues whimsical, and above all the score bubbles, pops, and fizzes," says opera critic T. LeRoy Perreira. Performed in Italian, with English supertitles. Stars Joyce Didonato, Juan Diego Florez, Alessandro Corbelli, & Luca Pisaroni.
12:55-4:35 p.m. (May 10) & 6:30-10:10 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $23 (seniors, $20; kids age 12 & under & students, $13.50) in advance at gqti.com/met.aspx and at the door. 623-7469. [map]
(Ritesh Batra, 2013). A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunch delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man. Irrfan Khan. Hindi & English, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org; 668-TIME. [map]
Film screenings followed by talks by U-M science professors and area scientists.
Apr. 16: Steel Magnolias (Herbert Ross, 1989). Adaptation of Robert Harling's popular drama set in a home-based beauty parlor in Chinquapin, Louisiana, celebrates the strength of 6 humorous and individualistic women who share light moments and pull together when tragedy strikes in the form of the death of one of them dies of complications from diabetes. Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine. Followed by a talk by a U-M research scientist on advances in diabetes research and treatment.
May 14: The Cutting Edge (Paul Michael Glaser, 1992). Drama about an unlikely ice skating duo-an injured former ice hockey star and a temperamental diva-preparing for the 1992 Olympics. Followed by a brief presentation by Kristen and Phil Schuyten, physical therapists specializing in performing arts rehabilitation, on the physics of ice skating and the science behind high-level athletic training. D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly.
June 18: Project: Ice (William Kleinert, 2013). Documentary about the geology of the Great Lakes, which were formed and filled and are often covered by ice. Followed by a talk by U-M geophysics professor Henry Pollack, a member of the Nobel-winning intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50) in advance at ticketweb.com and at the door. 668-TIME. [map]
Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14. Books available a month in advance at the reference desk. Mar. 12: Double Bind, Chris Bohjalian's novel about a young social worker whose growing obsession with a homeless man's mysterious past threatens her fragile sanity. Apr. 9: Conversations with Myself, Nelson Mandela's autobiography. May 14: Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline's novel about two women-one young, one elderly-brought together by their similarly turbulent childhoods.
7 p.m., SDL Brecon Room, 555 N. Maple, Saline. Free. 429-5450. [map]
Wine lovers in the U.S. of A. have finally embraced the beauty and complexity of the pink wines. After many years of folks being turned off by the color - which reminded most of the dreaded white Zinfandel - many are now realizing how sublime, engaging, and crisp a rosé wine can be. Add to that an irrefutable versatility which makes these mouthwatering wines be the perfect companion to many of our spring and summer meals. For some reason most people stop consuming these treats by the time fall arrives, and I have never understood that. Nonetheless, I will bring the rosés from 5 appellations in the south of France because I believe these wines show a wide range of styles, and they are also my favorites. Expect Provence, Tavel, Languedoc, among others; and if we get lucky, a Bandol. Join us for a taste of spring! Full participation. Register online 48 hours in advance at www.annarborcooks.com
Ann Arbor Cooks!, 5060 Jackson Road. $45/person. 734-645-1030. www.annarborcooks.com [map]
All invited to share their spiritual and metaphysical questions with others with similar interests. The evening is led by Aaron, a "being of light" channeled by Barbara Brodsky, who offers a talk on a variety of spiritual practices. Q&A. Also, socializing.
7-9:30 p.m., Deep Spring Center, 3820 Packard, suite 280. Free, but donations are accepted. 477-5848. [map]
This young adult fiction writer, author of the award-winning Where Things Come Back, discusses his new novel Noggin, a touching and hilarious coming-of-age fantasy. Signing.
7-8:30 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Free. 327-8301. [map]
Talk by this journalist, the first Asian American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize and coauthor of the bestselling Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Part of the 3-day conference Women and Economic Security: Changing Policy and Practice.
7 p.m., Rackham Auditorium. Free, but preregistration required at tinyurl.com/wudunnkeynote. firstname.lastname@example.org. [map]
SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance is a dynamic movement practice of being in your body that ignites creativity, connection, and community. This practice facilitates deep and unending explorations, moving the dancer beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection. Each rhythm is interpreted by individuals in a uniquely personal way, opening them to a new sense of freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative. When we practice SheddingSkins: Ecstatic Dance, we learn to creatively express aggressiveness and vulnerability, emotions and anxieties, edges and ecstasies. It reconnects us to cycles of birth & death and hooks us into humanity and the spirit of all living things. Within the group context we create connection and community and hone our instincts and our intuitions. We are made up of all walks of life - every culture, religion, race, gender, age and sexual preference are welcome.
Mota Thai Yoga, 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103, suite 22. $15. 734-646-1351. email@example.com [map]
Chef Alex Young is joined by Domaine Carneros (Napa, CA) founding winemaker Eileen Crane, dubbed "America's doyenne of Sparking Wine," for a meal with a menu to complement the winery's signature sparking wine and its pinor noir, Young's favorite wine.
7-9 p.m., Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson. $90 includes wine pairings. Space limited; reservations required. 663-FOOD. [map]
Menlo Innovations CEO and cofounder Rich Sheridan discusses his book about how other organizations can follow Menlo's methods for creating a joyful and profitable business. Signing.
7 p.m., Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth, Courtyard Shops. Free. 369-4345. [map]
Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? How about a unicorn? Luna will teach you how, and so much more in this intro to burlesque technique and group choreography class! Dance for fun, dance for exercise. This class will include a jazz-based warmup to get your body ready to move and exercises to teach you the theory and technique of burlesque. We will then work on choreographed routines to build confidence and style for stage and for life! All students enrolled in the full seven week session will have the opportunity to perform their group routine at LIFT OFF< our student showcase.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12-$75. 734-726-0353. firstname.lastname@example.org http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-1/ [map]
Motte & Bailey owner Gene Alloway leads a discussion of Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard of, David Carlyon's biography of the popular 19th-century circus performer who once ran for president.
7:30 p.m., Motte & Bailey, 212 N. Fourth Ave. Free. 369-2499. [map]
May 14 & 15. The son of American folk music pioneer Woody Guthrie, Arlo first established his own identity--an indelible blend of beguiling humor and acerbic political wit--in the late 60s with his epic talking ballad, "Alice's Restaurant." He's a first-class songwriter and a captivating interpreter of contemporary tunes by the likes of Steve Goodman and Bob Dylan, as well as traditional songs, ballads, and stories.
8 p.m., The Ark, 316 S. Main. Tickets $50 in advance at the Michigan Union Ticket Office (mutotix.com) and theark.org, and at the door. To charge by phone, call 763-TKTS. [map]
Burlesque 2 will explore performance and stage craft, expand upon the principles explored in Burlesque 1, and begin working on individual solo and group acts at the discretion of the students. Character, costuming, and the business of burlesque will be covered as applicable. All students enrolled in the full seven week session will be eligible to perform at a2 aviary's student showcase, Lift Off, as well as in shows produced by Ann Arbor's own Tickled Fancy Burlesque Collective.
$90 for a seven week session
$15 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15-$90. 734-726-0353. email@example.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-2/ [map]
Every Wed. Swing dancing to recorded music. No partner needed. Bring casual or nicer shoes that stay on your feet when you're active. Preceded at 8 p.m. by a lesson. Followed Apr. 9 & 23 at 11 p.m. by "Late Night @ Silvio's" swing dancing (see Nightspots).
9-11 p.m., Michigan Union Vandenburg Room (July) & Pendleton Room (all Aug. dates except Aug. 27, Anderson Room). $5 (students, $4; $1 discount for members). 945-8428. [map]
(Jim Jarmusch, 2013). Romantic vampire drama about a vampire musician whose centuries-old love affair is tested by the arrival of his lover's impulsive younger sister. Tilda Swinton.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]